In recent minor hockey action at the Emo arena, two local teams clashed in Novice action, with the Rockets downing the OPP 5-3.
Jeffrey Davis and Carlee Bosma each had a pair of goals for the Rockets while Matthew Sigurdson netted the other. Keith McTavish had the hat trick for OPP.
Meanwhile, the Esso Leafs took care of the visiting MEC Bulldogs (Fort Frances) 4-3, icing the narrow win with three goals in the third period.
Matt Anderson and Jared Baker each scored twice to pace the Leafs while Zach Henry, Jason Mathews, and Colin Barton hit the twine for the Bulldogs.
In Atom action, Michael Badiuk scored scored with about four minutes to play to help the Emo Hawks earn a 5-5 tie against the Causeway Cougars (Fort Frances).
Ryan Witherspoon (two), Tyler Huntley, and Larry Dick also scored for the Hawks. Brett Legarde (two), Steven Williams, Darren Foster, and George Halvorsen replied for the Cougars.
Then the Emo Selects sent Causeway home on the short end of a 2-0 score. Kurt Hill and Luke Judson accounted for the Selects’ goals.
Craig McTavish netted the game-winner as the Emo Bulldogs nipped visiting Holmlund’s 3-2 in Bantam action. Ryan Mutz and Brian Vargas also scored for the victors.
David Pierce and Kurtis Carlson rattled home goals for the visitors.
The Emo Thunderbolts salvaged a 2-2 tie with the Emo Predators on Luke Judson’s marker. Matt Beck also blinked the light for the Thunderbolts.
Riley Caul and Terry Carmody scored for the Predators.
But in their second game against visiting IBEW (Fort Frances), the Thunderbolts were blanked 2-0 on goals by Brandon Roen and Alex Wepruk.
And a battle between the Sunset Country Ford Mustangs ‘AA’ Atoms (Fort Frances) and the Emo Predators resulted in a 2-2 deadlock.
Trailing 2-1 after two periods, Cody McCool tied the contest for the Mustangs with five minutes on the clock. Mitchell Cain notched their other goal.
Ryan Witherspoon and Tyson Quibell tallied for the Predators.